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Unshakable (1 of 2)
Series: Headlines: Biblical Clarity for Current Crisis
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Haggai 2:6-7 (NIV)
• Haggai 2:21-22 (NIV)
• Psalms 62:5-6 (NIV)
1. THE CRISES CAN CLARIFY MY PRIORITIES
• Acts 27:18 (NIV)
• Heb. 12:26-28 (NLT)
When you read the newspaper these days, it seems like for just about every story you could insert the same one-word headline "CRISIS" ... "CRISIS". We see humanitarian crises all around the world caused by some of the strongest and greatest natural disasters in modern history. We have all been moved deeply to see the plight of the Japanese people as the strongest earthquake to ever hit Japan and the tsunami that followed created so much devastation and loss of life. We see last year in Haiti the strongest earthquake to hit Haiti since 1770. 316,000 people lost their lives, another 300,000 were injured, and today over 1 million people are still homeless in Haiti. Humanitarian crises beyond comprehension, and now we see nuclear crises with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. We don't really know what to believe. Is it going to meltdown? Is everything going to be taken care of? And as the radiation levels rise in the food and water in Japan, there are even fears in the U.S. and all around the world because of the radiation that is leaking out. Nuclear crisis, and then we see crises in the Middle East. Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have overthrown oppressive dictators that have ruled for years, and now we don't know what to think in the confusion. Will democracy take hold or will extremists take advantage of the situation? And now the revolutions have started to sweep the other Arab countries. An all-out war in Libya as Gaddafi is slaughtering his own people, and the international community has intervened. We see crisis in the Middle East, and then we see economic crisis as debt has soared out of control in our federal government, and many state governments are now almost bankrupt, and we see an economic crisis. And so it just seems like everywhere you look in the newspaper or in the news on television, it's all about another crisis that we face, and whenever I look at the newspaper or watch the news on television, instead of answering any of my questions, I always end up with a lot more questions, and the biggest question I have is: What in the world is going on? When you look at everything, it just looks like in the chaos, the crisis, that the world is spinning out of control, and that is when I have to stop and I have to put down the newspaper, and I have to pick up God's word, and I pick up the Bible and bring my doubts and my fears and my questions to God. Then the confusion starts to come clear, and I see that God is still in control.